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Endymion
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(Ἐνδυμίων; Endymíōn). Son of Aethlius (or Zeus) and Calyce, a daughter of Aeolus (Paus. 5,8,1; Apollod. 1,56). In the Peloponnesian legend cycle the king of Elis (Ibycus Fr. 284 PMGF; Paus. 5,8,1), who led the Aetolians there from Thessaly, has his sons Paeon, Epius and Aetolus compete for their inheritance in a race. This is probably why a funerary monument of E. was shown at the stadium in Olympia (Paus. 5,1,4; 6,20,9). In Hesiod (Fr. 245 Merkelbach-West) E. as a favourite of Zeu…

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Scheer, Tanja (Rome), “Endymion”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 24 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e330360>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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